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  • To Kill A Mockingbirdby Harper Lee

    Random House 2014; US$ 12.78

    'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' Voted the most life changing book by a female author. A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young... more...

  • Huck Finn's Americaby Andrew Levy

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 25.00

    A provocative, exuberant, and deeply researched investigation into Mark Twain?s writing of Huckleberry Finn , which turns on its head everything we thought we knew about America?s favorite icon of childhood. In Huck Finn?s America , award-winning biographer Andrew Levy shows how modern readers have been misunderstanding Huckleberry Finn for decades.... more...

  • Dr. Seuss and Mr. Geiselby Judith Morgan; Neil Morgan

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 18.50

    The definitive biography of the beloved children's author re-released in celebration of the new musical "Seussical". more...

  • Late Postmodernismby Jeremy Green

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 110.00

    Does the novel have a future? Questions of this kind, which are as old as the novel itself, acquired a fresh urgency at the end of the twentieth-century with the rise of new media and the relegation of literature to the margins of American culture. As a result, anxieties about readership, cultural authority and literary value have come to preoccupy... more...

  • The Wilder Lifeby Wendy McClure

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    For anyone who has ever wanted to step into the world of a favorite book, here is a pioneer pilgrimage, a tribute to Laura Ingalls Wilder, and a hilarious account of butter-churning obsession. Wendy McClure is on a quest to find the world of beloved Little House on the Prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder-a fantastic realm of fiction, history,... more...

  • Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfictionby Lex Williford; Michael Martone

    Touchstone 2007; US$ 21.00

    From memoir to journalism, personal essays to cultural criticism, this indispensable anthology brings together works from all genres of creative nonfiction, with pieces by fifty contemporary writers including Cheryl Strayed, David Sedaris, Barbara Kingsolver, and more. Selected by five hundred writers, English professors, and creative writing teachers... more...

  • Performatively Speakingby Debra J. Rosenthal

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 24.50

    In Performatively Speaking, Debra Rosenthal draws on speech act theory to open up the current critical conversation about antebellum American fiction and culture and to explore what happens when writers use words not just to represent action but to constitute action itself. Examining moments of discursive action in a range of canonical and noncanonical... more...

  • Failed Frontiersmenby James J. Donahue

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 27.50

    In Failed Frontiersmen, James Donahue writes that one of the founding and most persistent mythologies of the United States is that of the American frontier. Looking at a selection of twentieth-century American male fiction writers?E. L. Doctorow, John Barth, Thomas Pynchon, Ishmael Reed, Gerald Vizenor, and Cormac McCarthy?he shows how they reevaluated... more...

  • Salvage Work: U.S. and Caribbean Literatures amid the Debris of Legal Personhoodby Angela Naimou

    Fordham University Press 2015; US$ 54.99

    Salvage Work examines contemporary literary responses to the law's construction of personhood in the Americas. Tracking the extraordinary afterlives of the legal slave personality from the nineteenth century into the twenty-first, Angela Naimou shows the legal slave to be a fractured but generative figure for contemporary legal personhood across... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fictionby Gerry Canavan; Eric Carl Link

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 22.00

    This Companion explores the relationship between the ideas and themes of American science fiction and their roots in the American cultural experience. more...